Leaving a gift in your will to Inter Pares can be a powerful expression of your values and principles, and enables you to leave a lasting legacy – your commitment to social justice action.
A bequest of any size can have a significant impact on the long-term sustainability of Inter Pares’ work.
Margaret Fleming McKay began supporting Pares in 1987, in large part because of her concern for the status of women globally. She told us: "I've always been interested in the fact that women did most of the work in the Third World, and that their lives were so difficult."
When Margaret passed away in 2005, she left Inter Pares a gift in her will, which carries forward part of her legacy.
Over the years, Inter Pares has been honoured to receive bequests from people who, like Margaret, wish to extend their commitment to creating a just world for future generations.
Inter Pares uses its bequest fund to strengthen and sustain organizations at a time when traditional sources of funding for social justice work are uncertain. Inter Pares’ bequest fund will enable Inter Pares to continue our long-term programs and relationships with counterparts around the world.
A bequest can take a few different forms, such as:
Here is some sample wording to consider with your lawyer:
“I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of the residue of my estate for general use.”
“In the event that (named beneficiary) pre-deceases me, or dies within 30 days of my death, I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of my estate for general use.”
“I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, either the sum of $X and/or the asset (i.e. stock, bond, RRSP/RRIF) for general use.”
Details to include in your will when making a bequest:
Inter Pares221 Laurier Ave. EastOttawa, OntarioK1N 6P1Charitable number: (BN) 11897 1100 RR0001
Jack Hui Litster firstname.lastname@example.org 613-563-4801 ext. 136